Country music afternoon Jan. 14: The Parrash Group

[flagallery gid=27 name="Gallery"]Back by popular demand! Here’s a warm way to spend a winter’s Saturday afternoon! The Parrash Group is returning to play at Colborne Legion — country music old, new and just for you!  Come on out to enjoy terrific music, dance, bevies and munchies, too from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at 92 King St. East, Colborne. Just $10 admission for a full afternoon of great music and talent.  Plus: surprise guest artists! Bring your instruments and jam!

 

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First roast beef dinner of 2012 on Friday, Jan. 6

The first roast beef dinner of 2012 will be Friday, Jan. 6. Enjoy our home-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, a root veggie medley salad and apple cake for dessert. The $10 cost per person also includes bread, tea and coffee from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

 

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Next bid euchre tourney Jan. 8

There’s a BID euchre tournament the first Sunday of every month at Colborne Legion. But, for January, because our New Year’s Day Levee is on Sunday, Jan. 1, the euchre event will be held Sunday, Jan. 8. Register ($5 per player) by noon for an afternoon of play. Great prizes to be won! Light munchies served, too!

 

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Final dinner of 2011 this Friday at Colborne Legion!

COLBORNE — Welcome to our last dinner of 2011! Because everyone else is busy with turkey, ham and other seasonal main course, we chose to serve a hearty meat loaf dinner Friday, Dec. 16. There is potato leek soup, meat loaf with tomato gravy, rice, brussel sprouts bread and a yummy pudding for dessert. It’s $10 per person serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m..
The first roast beef dinner of 2012 will be Friday, Jan. 6. Enjoy our home-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, a root veggie medley salad and apple cake for dessert. The $10 cost per person also includes bread, tea and coffee from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
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Meat draws continue Saturdays — except Dec. 31 moved to Jan. 1

Get to the meat (draws) of the matter every Saturday afternoon
in the club room. You can win up to three pieces of meat at 3 p.m.,
three pieces at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. for just $2 an hour
(and five tickets per draw).
The Dec. 31 meat draw is being moved to the Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Levée 1-5:30 p.m. All welcome!
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Rent our main hall or club room for your event!

You can rent our club room or our main hall for events at very reasonable cost — $130 per room. The kitchen facilities are also available for rent or discuss catering arrangements. There’s lots of free parking. Give us a call at 905.355.5479.

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Easy gift-giving also support the Legion

You shop for food, clothes, gifts, spa services and gas. Here’s a way of making it work for both you and the Colborne Legion. You can buy pre-paid gift cards for a whole host of name retailers. They never expire and you get the full value for the amount you buy. The retailer, in turn, pays a percentage (from 2 to 10%) of the value to the Legion. Among the many retailers included are Canadian Tire (including gas), No Frills (including gas), Your Independent Grocer, Metro, Ultramar, Staples, Winners, Giant Tiger and so on. For example, if you buy a $25 Mark’s Work Warehouse card, the Legion receives $1.75 and you get the $25 gift card.
Orders will be delivered on the Friday following. This is a great way to set aside your budgeted funds for groceries and goods and know you?ll have it for sure. Drop by the Colborne Legion to pick up an order form and make a cheque out to RCL Branch 187. Or, go on-line at www.fundscrip.com .

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Holcim employees donate $500 to Christmas hamper program

[flagallery gid=35 name="Gallery"]This year, Holcim employees supported a raffle to raise funds for charities, all part Christmas season preparations. An impressive $1,000 was raised by the workers at the Colborne lakefront quarry and the Mississauga refining and business office. The employees then decided to give $500 to a charity in the Colborne area, the remaining $500 in Mississauga.

Saturday, Dec. 3, just before the annual Colborne Community Care Skate With Santa event, Holcim Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator Barb Smith, right,  accompanied by Cramahe Councillor Pat Westrope, centre, presented a $500 cheque to Colborne Legion President Patti May, left, to support the Christmas hamper program.

 

 

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Memories of Morganston life shared

[flagallery gid=34 name="Gallery"]COLBORNE — Memories are wonderful, even when bittersweet. Life’s delights and wonders are savoured with recollection. Author Grahame Woods and wife Glorya were guests at the fifth author’s event of an ongoing series hosted by Br. 187 Colborne Legion. Woods’ new book, Rural Recollections, draws from nearly 30 years of farm life in the Morganston community south of Warkworth. Interspersing Grahame’s readings from the book were more details and connecting of dots to from the couple. Glorya became a real estate agent, after heading the CBC drama department in Toronto, and was the first female elected to Cramahe Twp. council. At one point, they had 19 head of cattle, two horses, sheep, peacocks, guinea hens, some chickens, many cats and an extensive garden. They became almost exclusively self-sufficient food-wise. As time went on, they shifted their diets to be almost vegetarian. “Near the end, it was almost exclusively a geriatric enterprise for livestock,” Grahame noted when the couple made the decision to relocate for retirement years in Cobourg. At the Sunday afternoon reading Dec. 4, the Woods were delighted to see former neighbours Jim and Debbie Puffer arrive. “In the rural communities, you depend and support one another,” Grahame had explained. “I shudder to think what would have become of us without our neighbours,” Glorya recalled. Also attending the reading were Northumberland Today columnist George Chandler and wife Betty. Cobourg author Linda Hutsell-Manning and husband James also arrived en route to an Oriana Singers event in Belleville.

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Last chance for roast beef dinner in 2011 this Friday, Dec. 2

Hard to believe but it’s the last roast beef dinner of 2011 being served Friday, Dec. 2. Mashed potatoes, gravy, two veg, bread, pickles (including Marilyn’s homemade beets), dessert, tea and coffee all for $10 per person serving 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 92 King St. E. in Colborne.

Yes, there is a mid-month dinner on Friday, Dec. 16. Given the season, we’ve opted for a comfort food-style menu of homemade meatloaf and fixings. Same price and hours of dinner service as above.

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